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The writer describes a ninety-minute meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, including its participants, methods, lack of membership and its Twelve Step program. The paper identifies the key components of the Twelve Step program and shows how Alcoholics Anonymous helps those who are struggling or who have struggled with the disease to accomplish several key goals.
From the Paper:"Alcoholics Anonymous describes itself as a "fellowship," rather than a club and does not charge any dues or fees ("Alcoholics Anonymous"). Moreover, members never officially join or register, preserving full anonymity. The lack of strict rules or regulations in Alcoholics Anonymous makes the group difficult to comprehend for outsiders expecting to analyze its structure or methods. Although meetings are often held in the public rooms of houses of worship and community centers, Alcoholics Anonymous states that the fellowship is "not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution." The methods by which Alcoholics Anonymous helps its community seem rather vague and intriguing."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alcoholics Anonymous. "Information on A.A." Retrieved Mar 6, 2009 from http://www.aa.org/lang/en/subpage.cfm?page=1
- "The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous." Retrieved Mar 6, 2009 from http://www.aa.org/en_pdfs/smf-121_en.pdf
- Mayo Clinic. "Alcoholism." Retrieved Mar 6, 2009 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/alcoholism/DS00340/METHOD=print&DSECTION=all
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An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (2010, December 25) Retrieved December 01, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/an-alcoholics-anonymous-meeting-146347/
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